Archive for אלול ה תשעב / תשרי ה תשעג - September, 2012
The bench has arrived! Most of the irrigation is also installed. Only a bit left to do before the final steps.
Today the irrigation installation began. All that level land was trenched, the plumber ran his lines, the control box was mounted, and the crew cleaned up with such attention that the crew manager was picking chunks of dirt off the sidewalk with his bare hands. More irrigation installation tomorrow.
The crew finalized a lot of beds and installed the metal edging today. The plumber comes tomorrow to get the hookups ready for the irrigation system. The irrigation crew came by and flagged the yard which denotes where junctions, nozzles, and lines will be placed. We also have decided to have a tree service come […]
Geno came by the house early this morning and as always, was awesome. He was able to answer all of our questions and put all of our concerns (read: nervousness) to rest. The post will have trim below the bench that will cover the parts that didn’t look perfect, the post will be stained so […]
The initial installation of the post occurred today. There were a couple of issues. First, it was unclear when the installer was going to do the installation. Even after a call to our architect/GM Geno who immediately (Geno is always wonderful, accessible and on top of things) called the installer and reported back that the […]
Today the concrete guys returned to cut lines in the concrete, applied a curing agent to the city sidewalk and removed the forms from the remaining concrete. Photos follow.
From mounds of dirt, the design suddenly emerges, in all its concrete glory! Brilliant!
No turning back now. The demo of the hardscape and the prep for concrete has now occurred. It is so wonderful to no longer have all that dead and dying debris. Tomorrow the concrete guys will take care of the three f’s: forming, foundation, and filling. More photos tomorrow!
Tomorrow is the big day. Demo will begin first thing. To adequately document the progress, we’re going to post photos as we go. Below are some photos from of the way things looked before the project began.
After years of struggling with the front yard, we finally gave up. Grading was wrong, drainage was wrong, weeds ruled, the grass was fading, and we had no automated irrigation. We’ve also struggled with the ugliness of the front of the house since we purchased it now a handful of years ago. It was time […]